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McKENZIE, female, DOB 3/2006 SN developmental delay
McKenzie has stamina. She is reported to be a good athlete and run for a long distance. She loves to dance, participate in sports, sing dance and draw. She is noted to ask lots of questions and explore her environment. She does NOT like math but tries hard to learn it anyway. McKenzie lives with a foster family and has “integrated into the family well”. She was admitted to the SWI when she was an infant and has made great progress since then. She has current video though it surely would have been lovely to see her RUN.
Her reports share:
On admission, she is 5.5kg in weight, 58cm in height, 39cm in head size, and 37cm in chest size, can’t hold her head up, can cry, and can’t visually move the following object. By the excellent care of the medical staffs, scientific feeding, her physical condition has been improved. At the age of 6months, she is 65cm in height, 6.5kg in weight, 41cm in head size and 39cm in chest size, can transfer from supine position to lateral position and can touch the thing with hands. At the age of 8months, she can sit alone for a moment. At the age of 12months, she can say ba and ma in Chinese. At the age of 114months, she can stand alone for a moment. At the age of 17months, she can walk alone.
At the age of over 2years, she can speak a long sentence, and always follows mom while babbling continually; at this time, we can found that she has fairly active personality.
In 2008, for XIN LI, it was a fairly special year. In this year, XIN LI entered into a foster family and begun a new life. She is fairly outgoing, so she can be familiar with the foster family and integrates into the family well. Dad and mom like her very much. In the foster family, she is cared well and loved; her self-care ability has been improved further; she learns to have a meal, put on clothes and take off clothes etc.
With her ages, she goes to the kindergarten. In the language, she can express her thoughts clearly, as normal peers. She is able to get along well with the teachers and classmates, is fond of asking question and exploring. She has good sport ability. Under the guidance of teacher, she can run for a long distant.
In 2013, she goes to the primary school, and begins new studying life. She likes Chinese, and likes to recite the Tang Poems and write in particulars; She is not very interested in numbers, but she would try hard to learn. She learns the courses such as singing, drawing and dancing; her favorite activity is the sport. She always runs to the teacher first when called.
Social Welfare Institute
McIntosh, DOB: 9/2004, male, SN: congenital bilateral microtia; congenital bilateral aural atresia
We hope to receive a new video and more information on McIntosh soon. He is from a partnered One to One SWI.
In June of 2005, McIntosh was found abandoned by a government building. The police searched for the birth parents but were unable to find them. McIntosh entered the SWI and their primary diagnosis was that he had external ear malformations.
His height and weight at the time of the exam was 120 cm. and 23 kg.
Motor Development: At the time of admission, McIntosh has normal physical and mental development. At the age of 6 months, he could sit alone steadily and not let himself fall. At the age of 8 months, McIntosh was able to crawl on his hands and knees. At the age of 1 year, he can walk several steps with hands held by adults. His fine motor skills were seen as average. At the age of 1.5years, he can walk alone. At the age of 3 years, he can go upstairs and downstairs alone, can control his body’s balance well. Now, he is studying in grade two in primary school; due to hearing, his learning ability and grades are poor. He has good self-care ability, likes sports and has good adaptive capacity; his cognitive ability is poorer than peers.
Language, personality and emotional development: Due to hearing, his language is delayed compare to peers. At the age of 2 years, he was able to say “dad and mom”, and said simple words. At the age of 3 years, he can speak a sentence of 5-6 words, can sing children’s songs, and speak clearly; he can express his feelings and needs by language; his expression ability is poorer than peers. He is extroverted, active and restless, loves labors, and is able to help other children. In school, he gets along well with teachers and classmates.
On admission, McIntosh was diagnosed with bilateral external ear malformations. Since admission, he has been in good health and has less illness. He has not been found to have history of drug allergy. In accordance with the requirements of national epidemic prevention departments, the child has been vaccinated.
Children’s Welfare Institute
MEIGAN, female. DOB 2/2014 SN Infantile glaucoma, hearing screening at physical exam failed, developmental delay:
Where to start with wee Meigan? Children’s House International staff met her in April 2014. At that time she was but a tiny bit of sunshine. She had only recently been left in the SWI baby hatch an there was still much about her that was unknown. She has grown so much!! Meigan has glaucoma and had surgery to her eyes in June 2014. There are no reports past that time that give any information on her vision since that time. Meigan is very young so its hard to know if her developmental delays are due to her visual issues. No more information about the hearing screening was provided but her favorite toy is a bell and she seemed to turn to the direction of voices. Meigan will need a family ready for the unknown. What is known is that she is awfully precious.
Meigan’s reports share:
At 5:30 on Mar.20 2014, she was picked up at the infant safety hatch of the Social welfare Institute., she was an abandoned baby, and she was sent to our institute by the police station at the same day, and raised by our institute till now.
On admission, she had congenital binocular glaucoma, a letter along with her, sex: female. She was put in viewing room for physical examination in our institute, diagnosis: congenital binocular glaucoma. She was 57cm in height, 4.0kg in weight, 37cm in head size and 35.5cm in chest size. And registered in the books, named and given a birthdate, DOB: Feb. 23, 2014.
We have partition management, little Meigan lives in the baby area in our institute. She drinks a special high energy milk and added calcium and AD drops supplements. Takes once bath a day at 8:00. She has stable sleep. In living area, staff arranges time to interact with children and communication; Play soft music, children’s songs and stories, etc., to make the child in mind, intellectual and physical all-round development.
(2)Personality and hobbies
Little Meigan is quiet and sensible. Now she is beginning to learn to turn over, and under the help of caretaker, she can lie on the side. Her both hands can grab toys and she is interacting with people. When caretaker talking with her, she can respond by smile.
MEIGAN is a quiet and sensible child, and we hope she can be adopted by foreigner family, let her receive better education and make her happily and healthy growth. Meanwhile, we hope to see her feedback information after adoption (like life photos, growth development), and keep close contact with adoptive families. And welcome her to visit – Children’s Welfare Institute of Xiamen City in the future which has been raising her. Wish her happy every day!
MIA, female, DOB 9/2007 SN tuberous sclerosis, right ear shape difference
Mia has recently been registered for adoption! What a blessing this could be for this gentle and lovely little girl. She was admitted to her current orphanage in February 2013, however, she was found as a newborn and raised in a rural county orphanage. She was transferred so that she would have an opportunity to receive better care and be adopted. She is a smart girl who is on the shy side although she has started to make friends in her new orphanage. She likes to interact with people and enjoys running free outside. In 2009 she was diagnosed as having tuberous sclerosis. The method of testing is not included in her file. The report simply states: “it is certified that the child suffers tuberous sclerosis, no therapy is available.” Tuberous sclerosis CAN be treated and managed with medical resources. There just aren’t resources to treat it Iin China. The spectrum of the condition is from slight to severe. The following information from the Tubular Sclerosis Alliance is an excellent way to learn about Mia’s diagnosed condition.
1 PE when admission
The child had abnormal development, malnutrition, yellow plaque of 0.8cm-2cm on the whole body with membranous desquamation and without effusion and pruritus, skull deformity, asymmetrical right cheek, nasolabial groove was deepened, mouth corner right skew, heart lung and abdomen negative, normal muscular strength and muscular tension, good motion.
11.2kg in weight, 43cm in head size, 45cm in chest size, 69cm in height
2 diet and living schedule
After admission she was added with cod-liver-oil and calcium. She is not choosy about food and meals are supplemented with apple or banana or other fruits and bread. She has good digestion, sleeps alone without adult’s accompany. She likes lying on the back or on her side; She takes a bath once a day in the summer and once every 3 days in the winter. She is cooperative, can pick the towel alone, and can choose her favorite clothes.
3 motion and mental development
She can mange her life, can pick the bowl to eat, can put off shoes and socks, can put on clothes alone, can know her 5 organs, likes imitating action, can communicate with people, can express her thoughts; active in the class. She is smart, can understand the facial expression, can take care of herself, can walk alone, can play games with kids, can recognize various kinds of fruits and colors. On Dec 23 2009 she did the test in Department of Dermatology: 1 tuberous sclerosis; 2 congenital right ear deformity. Blood Rt. Test on Feb 25 2014: PLT high, details in PE form.
6y5m: weight: 16.8kg, head size: 46.5cm, chest size: 48cm, height: 78cm; teeth: upper 8, down 8. (It appears that she is missing some teeth. Nothing more is noted about this.)
4 personality and hobbies:
Mia is introverted, is ready to smile, likes music, gets along well with people, likes watching cartoons, likes playing with kids, likes outdoor activity, and likes colorful toys and dolls. Sometimes she can make temper. (Way to go Mia! Stand up for yourself)
Social Welfare Institute
Apr 9, 2014
MILO CLYDE, male, DOB 9/2012 SN Cleft Lip, Cranial Deformity
Milo Clyde may look grumpy in his pictures, but he’s a sweet charming boy ready for a family! Milo Clyde was found when he was just one month old in a very busy central square. It was obvious that his parents wanted him to be found, and loved by a family who could provide for him.
Milo was immediately placed with an English speaking foster family, and has become attached to his foster sister Mikalya. It’s our hopes that these two can find a forever family and stay together for life.
Milo has been reported to have a very outgoing personality who is fond of smiling, playing with friends, listening to music, playing outdoors, watching cartoons and absolutely loves to play with toys that make lots of noise!
MIKAYLA, female, DOB 12/2009 SN Aperts?
This girl is as sweet as honey. From her bow in her hair to her adorable smile. Mikayla does not carry a diagnosis for Apert’s Syndrome but we are fairly sure that is what she has.
Mikayla is officially diagnosed with symphysodactylia. What we do know is that MiKayla was found when she was about a month old and was placed in a US foster family shortly after. She is independent and is able to walk around and help clean up the house. MiKayla loves pets, especially dogs! She is active and outgoing, her foster family reports that she loves to helps sweep, and has mastered going up and down the stairs. Mikalys loves to shop and spend money and has bonded strongly with her foster brother Milo Clyde, speaks simples words and is learning how to spell her name!
We are working hard to place both Milo Clyde and Makayla together with a forever family!
MILLIE, female, DOB 8/2012 SN developmental delay
MILLIE, wee MILLIE, there are a million remarkable reasons to cherish and cheer for this toddler girl. She entered her SWI as a newborn but currently lives in a doting foster family in a minority village. She has a hearty appetite and is developing well. She is on target with her intellectual and social development. She is particularly ahead of the norm in her language skills. She does have lower tone in her lower legs and will likely need physical therapy and many trips to the playground to strengthen them. Her eyelashes are growing toward her eyes which irritate them. This is a common eyelid abnormality and is treated with ointments and in the more serious cases surgery. Her cold burned red cheeks make you want to grab her and warm her right up. Imagine her living through winter with a house that has heat! Imagine all the things a permanent family would bring to Millie.
Millie’s reports share:
1 Examination on admission:
The baby arrived in care as a newborn. She struggled with sucking. She was small. Weight: 2.8kg, head size: 33cm, chest size: 31cm, height: 48cm. In April 2014 her measurements were Weight at the age of 1 and a half: 10.2kg, head size: 45.3cm, chest size: 44.3cm, height: 80.5cm. Teeth: upper: 8, bottom: 8.
2 Eating and living schedule
Millie learned to eat well from the bottle and started to eat solid foods at 7 months old. She now likes to feed herself. She takes one nap a day and is a sound sleeper. She takes a bath every day in summer and every 3 days in winter. She looks very excited when bathed. She likes to pat the water.
3 Limb motion and mental development
Millie’s physical development was on target until she reached her first birthday. In April 2014 when Millie was 20 months old she could not yet walk independently. She could crawl around in her bed and stand by leaning against the sofa or in her baby walker. Her lower leg’s muscle tension is low. At that same age, however, she was already speaking in 3-5 word sentences and was able to express her wants through language.
Millie had an examination on People’s Hospital. The doctor said said both eyes had serious inflammation. Her eyes light reflex disappearing. Upper and lower eyelid trichiasis. She also gets eye congestion due to this condition. The doctor thought surgery would help repair this.
4 Personality and hobby:
Millie is introverted and shy, like listening to music, and likes being carried by an adult to go to play outdoors. She likes toys making sound and dolls.
Social Welfare Institute Apr.9 2014
NATASHA, female, DOB 3/2004 SN lower muscle tone is lower legs, upper and lower eyelid trichiasis (lashes grow in towards the eye instead of out which can cause irritation and inflammation.)
Natasha was just a part of the Journey of Hope Camp in Shandong province held the end of July 2014. Natasha is physically healthy and can show a good handspring in her camp video. She is an engaging little girl. She is reported to have an intellectual delay but it is unclear from the file or video how this affects her. She is verbal and was able to write a Chinese two character sample for the video. She was able to focus and stay on task. She has a lovely little voice and delightful “TADAH” bow as well in her following video clip:
Natasha was found as a toddler and first admitted to a local social welfare institution in 2005 and then transferred to her current Children’s Welfare Institution in 2010.
Natasha’s reports are from JUNE 2013 and share:
Physical examination condition on admission: generally good. She was feed by formula.
Physical development of the child: regarding motor skills, she can sit, stand and walk, jump, run and go up and down stairs independently. She can make movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, she can communicate with nannies and teachers. She is able to get along well with other children and likes to help others. She is able to play with toys, clap hands and dance with music, and participate in outdoor activities.
Routine activity: she gets up on 7:00AM, takes a 2 hours’ nap and goes to bed on 20:00. She is able to go to sleep on her own and has a deep sleep. She sleeps through night. She takes three meals each day and eats snacks between meals, including fruit and milk, etc.
Children’s Welfare Institute
June 27, 2013
NADINE, female. DOB 2/2013 SN Left Eyeball Atrophy and Scoliosis, possible hearing loss, possible agenesis of the corpus collasum
Baby Nadine’s reports are over a year old…and that leaves us without much to tell you about her current developmental status! We do know Nadine was born in February of 2013. She was abandoned outside a SWI with a birth note telling us of her birth date. The Children’s department named her as the note did not include her name. On admission she weighed 4.5kg in weight, 52cm in height, 37cm in head size, 42cm in chest size, left eyeball atrophy.
When admitted she was 3months old. She was thin and weak. Nadine’s physical condition was very poor. Her reaction was slow due her eye problem. Under the good care and excellent feeding by the medical staff, her condition has changed. Now she is 8months old, white skin, can make sound of “o, a,ya” if being teased. Nadine has a ready smile and can track objects with her right eye. She has flexible hands and feet. She is a good eater and her weight has increased. After she had been in care for four months she was examined by doctors and found to have a thoracic hemivertebrae deformity. Nadine loves to be taken outside by the Nannies and gets excited when she sees new toys.
NOELLA, female. DOB 1/2012 SN Estropia and encephalomalacia
Our reports for Noella are almost a full year old so we are anxiously waiting for an update on her progress. Noella is diagnosed formally with estropia, a form of strabismus affecting both eyes. She has also had shadows seen on both parietal lobes during a CT scan. The significance of this is not known. Noella was found abandoned outside the gate of the city hospital when she was 9 months old. Her date of birth was estimated by her physical development. She had CHD (though she has had a normal echocardiogram!) and very long eyelashes and fair skin. On admission she was 7.5 kg in weight and 64 cm in height, head 39 cm, chest 35 cm. She has lived in a foster family since October 2012.
When she was admitted she could not sit, crawl or stand. Noella was very weak but basically normal in physical development. After being in care for two months she was growing well, had put on weight but was still listless and withdrawn. She was a good eater! At 13-16 months she was still showing delayed motor development. Noella was beginning to have more facial expressions and was excited to see familiar food or toys. She was able to understand when her foster mother was angry or happy and responded appropriately. At 17-20 months Noella could recognize her name and showed stranger anxiety. She was able to sit now without help but did require some help to stand. At 21-23 months Noella could stand without help, take blocks out of a cup, understand what “no” means and was becoming very attached to foster mom.
Ozzie, DOB: 3/2006, male, SN: 1.severe mental development disorder; 2. Cerebral Palsy
There could not possibly be a sweeter smile or a cherubic little voice than those belonging to Ozzie. He very much enjoys being part of the group and having the attention of his caregivers. Ozzie is one of those astounding children who touch the world as teachers. His sweet soul allows others to see sweetness in the world too. He is adored by those who know him and who state this last plea for him in his file, “Fighting, dear Ozzie, we believe that your future will be better.”
In October 2006, Ozzie was abandoned and Police searched for birth parents without luck. He was sent to the SWI where they estimated his age to be 7 months old due to his physical development. The caretakers noticed his big beautiful eyes and named him after sparking ocean waves.
PE on admission: no abnormalities of others. Primary diagnosis: cerebral palsy?
At the age of 15months, he was able to say ba and ma, imitate caretakers, and express goodbye by waving hands.
In 2010 he began to attend special class. Outgoing, active and always smiling are used to described Ozzie. He is fond of watching cartoons and imitating people’s actions from it. His teacher taught him a poem from a popular video in China and now Ozzie knows the entire song with dance movements. He is clever, and has strong understanding ability.
He is able to understand adult’s instructions and can finish what he is doing according to teacher’s requirement. His fingers are more and more flexible. He can hold a pen in a hand, and write numbers from 1 to 10. In the class of fine motor, he is able to wear the beads correctly and skillfully; he also can play puzzles well; when having a meal, he can use the spoon to have a meal. Sometimes, he would remind the teacher to put on the bib for him in order to make the clothes dirty; so, he has developed good meals habits. Now he can go to toilet without help, with hands holding the door and taking off his trousers. His self-care ability is better and better. He likes to play with children. He has outgoing personality and gets along well with children.
By the rehabilitation training, he can walk by the walking aid, and can control the walking aid more and more flexible; sometimes he would have a competition with other children; although his movement is not flexible, he would try to do his own thing as soon as possible; for example, when the teacher helps him to put on and take off clothes, he would be cooperative consciously.
Social Welfare Institute
QUIGLEY, male, DOB 9/2010 SN post-surgery for distended stomach wall, language delay, cerebral brain MRI difference noted
Quigley was so excited to be getting a family of his own! However this did not last as he experienced a disrupted adoption in June 2014. The prospective parents took him to have an MRI and when it showed a difference in white matter volume the adoption was disrupted/dissolved. The reason for the desire to have an MRI is unknown. His institution feels that all his development is good and that his speech is his biggest delay. The institution very much desires for him to be adopted.
UPDATE of July 14, 2014 with video
Child: Quigley, male, DOB 8/2010
1. Why was the child’s adoption disrupted?
At that time the family gave up on adoption because: the family took the child to have an MRI check. The results of MRI was that cerebral white matter is stunted, so the family gave up on the adoption.
2. Who decided to have an MRI done recently and why?
The adoptive family took the child to the hospital to do an MRI.
3. Can you provide photographs of the surgical scar on his stomach?
The photographs of the stomach surgical site are attached. Please request to see them.
4. Can you describe the current condition of the child?
The child is currently in good health, living skills are good too. Similar athletic ability to his peers. The child can speak clear, slurred speech, he can not say long sentences. Character more lively, playful. He would yell when happy. Language and ability to learn a little behind compared to his peers. He was very sad and quiet when he was sent back to the institution. He was happy to have a family. Thank you very much for your help!
Quigley was found as a newborn. On admission his physical exam showed a bulge on his abdomen and a patch of discolored skin on his left knee. On Sep 19 2010 he was sent to Women and Children Healthcare Center receive the repair of gastric wall. On May 18 2011 he was sent to the foster family and was familiar with the foster family quickly.
He is active and curious, likes being cuddled, likes running around at home, and also likes playing with children. His learning ability is average and understanding ability is average. Now he is in early age, he can speak simple language, such as dad and mom. His language ability is good under the guide, can understand the adult’s language. His self-managing ability is good, can cooperate with mom to put on clothes.
Salazar, DOB: 4/2004, male, SN: developmental delay?
In September of 2009, Salazar was abandoned and Police searched for birth parents without luck. He was sent to the SWI where they estimated his birth date due to his growth and development.
PE on admission: fairly healthy, mental examination: simple language, difficulty communicating, hard for him to concentrate, low intelligence. Primary diagnosis: development delayed?
On admission, he was 16.5kg in weight, 104cm in height, 51cm in head size and 55cm in chest size. Due to his minimal vocabulary it was hard to communicate with him. Salazar doesn’t like to be in new environments and becomes very secluded. When you stretch hands out to him or talk to him, he is afraid of hiding behind the door or the corner, and covers his face.
His performance makes us to realize that because of his childhood, not making him feel safe and not trusting the outside world, we have to care him and help him more. So, the caretakers or teachers would communicate with him patiently, would catch this point that he likes to eat snacks, and hit on what one likes. We try to do it one by one, slowly we gains his trusts. Now under the company of “parents” day and night, Salazar has adapted the life in the institute. He is stronger and becoming more active and outgoing.
In 2010, he begins to go to the special class in our institute to receive the special education. There he has learned more and grown more. In Salazar’s daily life routine, he can independently go to the bathroom, eat and drink. He has good physical state; he can have a steamed bun, and two dishes; when it’s time for a meal, moms are preparing for the meals, he is happy to help to take the tableware, help the young siblings to wash hands and put on the bib; he would help to put away the tableware and clean after the meal; he is a boy who loves clean and tidy. He has his small wardrobe; if his clothes are dirty, he would take off them without help and put them into the washer, and then goes to the wardrobe to look for clean clothes; sometimes he would match his clothes well, Let us shine at the moment.
Every day, the teachers would take children to do the sense training.
He is so clever, and would have good preparation; he would help the teacher to take the cup and also would help the young siblings, day in and day out, it seems to become his habit, a kind of solidarity and friendship habit which makes us move; of course, sometimes he is very naughty, and would run out at a moment ; every time, he would tell us that he wants to go to toilet, in fact, he wants to go out; but he would come back when he was tired.
Social Welfare Institute
SAXONY, DOB: 1/2012, female, SN: high left muscular tension
Saxony has the best baby cheeks ever! She is robust and determined. This statement from her report just cracks us up, “She can rob toys from other kids in the activity room sometimes, but she will cry if her toys are robbed.” Pretty much sums up life, doesn’t it? By the looks of her cheeks, she might be a snack swiper too, lol. Oh this silly girl! Watch how she makes sure she shows you she has her own ideas. Like, “Saxony, hold the hammer. Hit the toy’” Saxony throws hammer. “Saxony show how you can walk”. Saxony promptly puts her feet up. No landing gear coming down from this take charge girl!
Saxony is 2 years old and has some muscle tension in her left arm and leg. Her Children’s Welfare Institution has a One to One Partnership with Children’s House International (CHI). She was admitted to her CWI when she was a newborn.
Saxony’s reports share:
Saxoney suffers high left muscular tension. Upon admission she was weak. Now she can smile under good care by the grandmother and nurturer.
Now she is receiving the rehabilitation in “sunshine classroom”. Now she can sit stably and crawl to her favorite toys. If the grandmother and nurturer do not pick her up after the training, she will cry.
She can rob toys from other kids in the activity room sometimes, but she will cry if her toys are robbed. She can turn back if calling her name. She likes playing the toy piano, can dance with hands and feet if it make sound. She likes playing with kids, will cry if not satisfied.
She can hold the milk bottle to drink milk, also likes taking a bath.
She is lovely. We hope she would be adopted sonly, have a happy family and grow up healthily.
Children’s Welfare Institution
April 8, 2014
SHANNON, female, DOB 3/2011 SN visual impairment (low vision)
Shannon is now 3 years old and has a contented personality. She was previously thought to have strabismus, but adequate vision. However, as she has grown from her infancy into toddlerhood it has become more apparent that she has much more limited vision. She was recently met by CHI staff in July 2014 where it was determined that Shannon can see light. How much more she can see is not clear and will require a specialized pediatric eye evaluation. She has developmental delays but it is uncertain if this is due to much weaker vision than earlier thought. Shannon has video from June 2014. More video from the July visit is anticipated.
Her measurements from June 2014 are: Length 80.5cm, Weight 13.8kg, Head 46cm, Chest 51.5cm, Feet 12cm
Her report is old (9/2012), and an update has been requested.
Shannon was admitted to her SWI when she was a newborn. At that time she had a large scar on her lower leg. The cause of the scar is unknown.
On admission she is about 5 days old, 46cm in height, 3.6kg in weight, mind clear. After admission the child was given the scientific feeding by the work staff, and was made early training plan. She is fond of quietness and sometimes she cries. By training she has made great progress and can have supplementary food; she has average appetite and is able to sit alone.
Now the child is 1year and 2months old, 72cm in height, 9.5kg in weight, 46.5cm in head size, 44cm in chest size, 10cm in feet length; she can stand with hands holding onto support, can transfer from prone position to supine position, can pick up something with her thumb and index finger, can play the toys with both hands, can transfer the object from one hand to the other and can recognize the caretaker who cares her.
The child is quiet, fond of playing with toys, has good physical development and well-balanced. She has routine living schedule, and good living habits, the dieting is balance.
Now she has sensitive hearing, can visually follow the direction of sound and can’t located the direction of sound; she is not sensitive to moving object very much; her mental development delayed; she is not interested in moving objects and can move and crawl follow the moving objects; she can stand alone with hands holding the fixed support, but she can’t walk left and right with the help of the support; she cans say dad and mom, but not clearly; compare to peers, her pronunciation is not clear very much.
Children’s Welfare Institute
Shaw, DOB: 9/2003, male, SN: Developmentally delayed? Downs syndrome?
We hope to receive a video update on Shaw soon, we are unsure of how severe his medical need is at this point.
Shaw was abandoned at the age of 6 or 7 years old in a busy bus station and police searched for parents without luck. He was sent to the SWI where they diagnosed him with mental delays. He eats well and is healthy boy.
Physical development of the child: Shaw is able to sit, stand and walk independently; he can also jump, run and go up and down stairs. He can make movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, his communication skills with nannies is not good. However, he can understand others and is able to get along well with other children. Shaw enjoys playing with toys, and clapping along to music.
President of the Welfare Institute: XXX (signature)
Social Welfare Institute
June 27, 2013
Standish, DOB: 9/2004, male, SN: developmentally delayed? Downs syndrome?
We hope to receive more information on Standish and his medical need.
Standish was abandoned after birth and found by police in a busy area. They searched for birth parents without luck and he was sent to the SWI where they estimated that he was just a few days old.
Physical examination on admission: the symptom of slightly cerebral palsy in early age, mentally delayed.
Physical development of the child: Regarding motor skills, he can sit, stand and walk independently; and can jump, run and go up and down stairs with help. He can make easy movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, he can say some easy words. However, he can understand others and is able to get along well with other children. He can play toys and clap hands with music.
Routine activity: Standish gets up on 6:00 am, goes to bed on 20:00. He is able to go to sleep on his own and has a deep sleep, he doesn’t get up to urinate at night. He has a regular diet, takes three meals each day and eats snacks between meals, including fruit and milk, etc
President of the Welfare Institute: XXX (signature)
Social Welfare Institute
June 27, 2013
TAMARIX, female, DOB 1/2004 SN deaf, right eye congenital cataract, post -operative CHD
There is nothing more disheartening to see older children waiting for families than to see these older children waiting while being ADOPTION REGISTERED for years. This is the case for Tamarix. The CHI staff met her during their visit to her orphanage in April 2014. She is lovely, creative and an impressive girl. When her file arrived to CHI it was distressing to see that she has been registered for adoption since 2/2007. SEVEN YEARS she has been waiting. SEVEN YEARS hoping for her turn.
Tamarix understands what adoption means. She has many friends from her group of friends who have been adopted or who are in the process of being adopted. She currently attends the school for the deaf with other deaf friends from her SWI. She is capable and intelligent. The following link is a short video of her taken during the CHI visit. A touching video is currently being prepared that will show her in her awesomeness!
Tamarax’s significantly OLD file from 2007 states:
Tamarix, female, was found abandoned in children’s hospital on Nov. 1, 2004. A lot of search by police station of Miaohou street failed to find her birth parents. On the same day the child was sent to Children’s Welfare Institute to be raised. Doctors in this institute decided her DOB as Jan. 1, 2004 according to her physical growth.
Firstly admitted, she was thin and weak, only ate a little for egg, noodles or rice. She had gray face, only could walk with hands holding onto the wall. Under the excellent care of the caretakers, she gradually eats more, is not choosy at foods. She has a good appetite, and becomes much stronger, and can walk at the same time.
Tamarix likes playing plastic toys, and loves rocking horse best. When you place her on the large cushion, she would walk to the rocking horse directly, and shake on it happily. She is good at imitating, would imitate shaking head and hips following someone is dancing. It looks very cute. Though she is young, she is creative. Once she picks up a tick, holds the two ends and wraps herself. She takes it as a skirt.
Tamarix is a quiet and introverted girl. Though she is quiet usually, she indeed has some temper when someone tyrannizes her. Now, Tamarix is much more sensitive, and becomes pretty. She is a clever and lovely child. We hope she could get a warm home with parents loving her.
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Children’s Welfare Institute
Feb. 20, 2007
Whistler, DOB: 9/2008, male, SN: SN left ear deformity, left side facial paralysis (this could be craniofacial microsomia with microtia of the left ear.)
Mother! Mother! Have you seen Whistler’s mother? We are trying to find her. Whistler is a cheerful and active boy who likes to sing and has been part of award winning singing competitions. Way to go Whistler! Watch him sing for you in this smile inducing video taken in
Whistler is assigned to Children’s House International through an orphanage partnership. He receives loving care with his caregivers but he needs a permanent family. He has hearing test results in his file and is noted to have normal hearing in his right ear and moderately reduced hearing in his left ear. Cranial CT scans show no abnormalities. It should be noted that at his admission he was diagnosed as having left eye ptosis but the current medical notes left eye trichiasis (misdirected or abnormally positioned eyelashes rubbing on the eye). Clarification has been requested.
Whistler was found and admitted to his SWI when he was approximately 1 month old. His reports share:
Whistler was abandoned on Oct 15 2008 and was sent to the institute to be raised on the same day. After a lot of search did but failed to find the child’s birth parents. On admission PE showed: 3.5kg in weight, 51cm in height, 35cm in head size, 35cm in chest size, ptosis, left ear deformity, left facial paralysis, no specialty of others; now he is 102cm in height, 17kg in weight, 56cm in head size, 56cm in chest size, has 19 teeth. His mouth corner was right slanting when he smiled.
Motor development: he can go up and down stairs alone, can run and jump, can stand with one foot for 5 seconds, can pick the throwing ball, can finish handcrafts, can feed himself, can go to toilet alone.
Adaptability: he can speak sentences of 10words, can sing some children’s songs, can dance, can speak the use of common objects, can put on clothes, can know gender, can know his name, can know where he lives, can paint with colors; like singing, join the competition before, get the reward, quick reaction, ready to smile; active, restless, like TV, energetic.
Comprehensive evaluation: left facial paralysis, left ear deformity.
Children’s Welfare Institute
May 27, 2014
YAGER, male, DOB 6/2012 SN (Disorders of Sexual Development), Bilateral Anorchia
Yager is described by his caregiver as easygoing and gentle. He is a sweet toddler who is very attached to his caregivers and afraid of strangers. Yager has a little friend who is a girl in the SWI and enjoys building block towers with her.
Yager was found at the gate of the SWI when he was a few weeks old. His mother left a bag of clothing and a bottle of milk and bag of formula for him. He was in good health but it was found at that time he had bilateral anorchia. Chromosomal testing was done and he is 46XY so it was determined that Yager was a boy.
Yager is an extremely handsome boy. He has been in very good health since his arrival at the SWI. He has a good appetite and sleeps well through the night. Yager loves blocks and Legos but does not enjoy playing with stuffed toys. When he has a favorite toy he will guard it from the other children and does not like to share like most two year olds! This Timid little boy will surely grow to be a confident adult in the arms of a loving family.
For more information on Yager’s health condition you can find a pretty good synopsis at:
ZADIE, DOB: 7/2004 , female SN: developmental delays
Zadie was abandoned at birth and after extensive searching done by police they were unable to find relatives or birth parents. Sh had normal health at the point of entering the orphanage.
At the age of 6months, she could hold her head up intermittently. At the age of 9 months, she could grasp onto some items. At the age of 14months, she was able to sit steadily on the bed. At the age of 2 years, she could stand with holding onto something for support. At the age of 3 years, she can walk with assistance from adults.
In August of 2008 she was placed into foster school. She has developed basic skills of taking care of herself. She is able to have more attention dedicated to her need. Zadie is well behaved and is able to do basic skills independently. For example, washing hands, going to the bathroom, tying shoes and putting on and off clothes. She enjoys reading books, and playing games with friends.
In 2010, she has grown in her capabilities. She is able to do puzzles and build with blocks. Finding patterns is becoming easier and she listens intently during class. Her favorite pastime is listening to music and dancing along.
Social Welfare Institute
YULIA, DOB: MAY 2008 SN: 1. cerebral palsy 2.CHD?
Yulia was found when she was just 7 says old near a major railroad crossing. Her medical report states that she may have a heart condition, but in November of 2013 a UCG report showed that her heart was normal.
Yulia has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She’s able to walk and uses her arms well, but has some fine motor issues and walks with awkwardness. Yulia is a quiet girl, who warms up slowly to strangers. Once she does, this gentle girl loves to play games, watch TV and, eating all kinds of foods. Yulia loves to play with her rag doll and can express herself verbally very well. She communicates with adults, and tells her caretaker what she needs and wants. Her nannies report that they really hope to find her a family, she a sweet girl who deserves to be loved!
ZION, DOB: FEB 2006 SN: postoperative CHD; mild pulmonary artery hypertension
Zion is a sensible and smart boy according to his caregivers. He likes to help keep things tidy and is very particular about having everything in order. He is persistent and goal driven. Zion is able to take initiative and offers help to his teachers. Zion can seem shy and quiet around strangers but her is a very playful boy once he gets comfortable with you! Zion is tenacious in playing his favorite games but he is willing to share with the other children.
Zion helps his teachers at the end of class willingly to clean up after activities. He has good life habits and is never wasteful. “He seems to know that every single grain is the result of toil, and would develop saving habits when he is young”.
Zion is a handsome and stable boy. He makes consistent progress in his studies and would thrive with a loving family!